Men's Soccer Adds Three to Coaching Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Men’s Soccer Head Coach Bob Butehorn has announced that Alejandro "Alex" Aldaz has been selected has the first-ever men’s soccer assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. Aldaz brings more than nine years of coaching experience. FGCU also adds Hobie Hare and Timothy Hogan to the staff.
"I am very fortunate to have these group of coaches assisting me in building the FGCU men's soccer program," said Butehorn. "Their passion for the game and enthusiasm for teaching will provide our student-athlete's with an outstanding environment to develop as people and athletes."
In the past two years, Aldaz served as assistant coach on Dave Schureck’s staff at Xavier University. In his two years at Xavier, Aldaz has helped the Musketeers reach their best conference record and most overall wins since 2002.
While at Xavier, Aldaz assisted in the planning and execution of all team and individual training sessions, developed a strategic recruitment plan, identified potential student-athletes, coordinated team travel arrangements, and used video analysis and conference tape exchanges to scout opponents.
Prior to his tenure at Xavier, Aldaz served as assistant coach at the University of Dayton and helped lead the Flyers to an 11-7-1 overall record including an 8-3-0 mark and a runner-up finish in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
While at Dayton, Aldaz was responsible for much of the recruiting efforts for the Flyers and was integral in planning training sessions and match analysis. He was also the team liaison for the NCAA compliance coordinator and athletic academic advisor at UD.
Hare comes to FGCU after spending two seasons in the A-10 Conference with the University of Massachusetts as an assistant coach, his responsibilities included working with the Mintutemen in all aspects of recruiting, practice organization and camp management.
After high school Hare was recruited to play soccer at the University of Connecticut and lettered for two years before transferring to Rider University in 1996. A three-year standout at Rider from 1996-99, the Princeton, N.J. native will assist the FGCU in all facets of training, development, recruiting, and daily operations.
At Rider University, Hare started 63 games helping the Broncs to two Div. I NCAA Tournament berths (1997, 1998) and two MAAC Conference titles. He was twice named to the All-MAAC Team. In 1998 he was honored as a member of the ALL-MAAC Tournament Team.
After graduating from Rider University, he played professionally for two seasons with the Hershey Wildcats (1999) and with the New Jersey Stallions (1999-00). In 1999, Hare had a unique opportunity to train and play with Leyton Orient of the Professional English League II in England.
Hare is a USSF licensed coach, and holds both his NSCAA National License and Advanced National License, and is a certified personal trainer. Hare will also be the director of training for the Cape Coral Soccer Association.
The Eagles also added goalkeeper coach Tim Hogan. Hogan comes to FGCU from Georgetown after graduating from Georgetown in 2004 after appearing in 45 games while recording 10 shutouts.
In the fall of 2005, Hogan coached the goalkeepers at Goucher College in Towson, Md., in addition to assisting at Georgetown. In November of 2005, Hogan returned to Georgetown full time as an Assistant Director with Hoyas Unlimited, a branch of Georgetown University Athletics that supports all 27 of its varsity programs. Hogan oversees all communications for Hoyas Unlimited.
A native of Richmond, Va., Hogan was the sports editor at the Culpeper Star-Exponent in Culpeper, Va., in addition to being an assistant editor at Inside Lacrosse magazine in Baltimore, Md. before taking on his current position with Hoyas Unlimited.